Spider-Man Villain 'Venom' is Getting His Own Film in 2018by HaydnSpurrell
Over a year ago Venom was announced, but we'd heard nothing since. Now, out of the blue, the Spider-Man villain officially has a release date. It squeezes into October 5th, 2018, the date recently vacated by James Wan's Aquaman, which was pushed back to Christmas to itself fill the hole Avatar 2 departed.
Box Office analysts Exhibitor Relations Co. seemingly announced Alex Kurtzman (The Mummy) as the director for the Sony film, though no confirmation has been offered from the studio.
It's likely that this is a solo picture, given that there has been nothing said regarding a joint production between Sony and Marvel. The project itself has been struggling since 2014, when it was intended to start around the same time as The Amazing Spider-Man 2.